How To Add Multiple Photos To An Instagram Story

People love to document their every move, which explains Instagram’s ever-growing popularity. Instagram now allows you to add multiple photos to an Instagram story to share multiple memories in a quick flash.

Here’s the short version of adding multiple photos to an Instagram story:

There are three in-app methods to share an Instagram story with multiple photos. The first method is through the layout feature. The second one is with a photo sticker, and the third option is through the “separate selection” method. 

As these methods have different steps, let’s break them down individually.

Method 1: Share multiple photos on Instagram Stories with a layout

Layout is a built-in app that allows you to make collages in your story quickly.

This is how to use it to post multiple photos:

1. Open the Instagram app and click on the “Plus” option

Create a story by tapping the plus icon over your profile picture

The plus will be on your display picture in the top left corner of your screen, next to the stories of all the other people you follow.

If this doesn’t work, swipe to the right from your feed.

2. Select the Layout option

There’s a features tab on the middle left side of your screen. That is where you’ll find the layout option.

Select the layout option

3. Select a preferred layout for your collage

You are given multiple options of what kind of grid you want, and how many pictures that grid can hold.

Select a grid for your Instagram story layout

The plus icon will lead to your gallery, where you can select a photo.

Open your gallery to add photos to your story

That photo will fill the first slot on your selected grid.

Repeat this step until all spaces have been filled.

5. Click on the tick button once you’re done

Add all of your images to the story

Your photo grid is now ready to be posted as a story.

Method 2: Use stickers to add multiple photos to Instagram stories

The second method allows you to add as many pictures to a single story as possible. It also allows full control over image placement.

Here are the necessary steps to take:

1. Open the Instagram app and click on the “Plus” option

Create a story by tapping the plus icon over your profile picture

The plus will be on the top left corner of your screen, on top of your display picture.

If this doesn’t work, swipe to the right from your feed.

2. Take or choose a picture

You can take a picture, use a blank color, or choose one from your gallery. This step is important because all your other pictures will appear in front of this. It is effectively the background. 

3. Click on the sticker icon on the top of your screen

The sticker icon looks like a square smiley face.

Add multiple photos to an instagram story using a sticker

Note: Stickers appear after you’ve chosen or taken a picture.

4. Choose the photo sticker icon

This icon is a circle with a picture drawing in the middle. It will lead you to your gallery, where you can select the photos you want to include.

Select the add images sticker

5. Select a photo to add to your Story and then publish

After selecting a picture, you can click on it to change its shape and drag it to change its placement. Repeat these steps with as many images as you want to add.

multiple instagram stickers as an example

Once you’re happy, you can share your Instagram story with your followers.

Method 3: Post multiple photos to your Instagram Story using separate select

A convenient way to quickly add multiple photos to an Instagram story is to use the separate select method. Here is how you do it:

1. Head to Instagram and click on the “Plus” Icon

Create a story by tapping the plus icon over your profile picture

The plus icon is present on the top left corner of the screen on top of your display picture.

The select option will allow you to select more than one photo.

Tap select to select multiple images in your gallery

Note: The order in which you choose the photos will be the order in which they appear.

3. Click “Next” and select collage

Select next once you have selected the images

Now you’ll be given the option to create multiple stories or to upload all of the selected images into one story as a collage (similar to the layout method described above, just a lot faster).

Select collage to add them all to one story slide.

Select the collage option on the left

4. Edit the photos to your liking

Before you hit the post button, you can adjust the look and feel of your story with stickers, filters, text, and more.

5. Post your Instagram story

The last step is to post your story to your entire following or Close Friends list.

Final thoughts on sharing multiple pictures in a Story

There are several ways to add multiple photos to an Instagram story.

You can use the layout option, stickers, or separate select methods.

Whichever method you choose, make sure to edit your photos before publishing them.

This will give your followers a better idea of what you’re up to and keep them engaged with your content.

We hope this article was helpful. Thanks for reading!

FAQs

Can you post multiple photos to an Instagram story?

Yes, you can. In years past, you needed to use external tools to make a collage or to copy multiple pictures to your story, but in recent updates, Instagram has addressed this problem and now allows you to add multiple photos to a story directly in the app in three different ways.

Why can’t I add multiple photos to my Instagram story?

If you can’t add multiple photos on Instagram, you should make sure your Instagram app is running the latest version by checking the App store.

Can you make a collage on an Instagram story?

Yes, you can make a collage using the built-in layout feature. Adding photo stickers to your story can also create a unique layout. These come in various fun shapes to make your stories stand out.

David Woutersen

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David is the founder of Outofthe925.com and has been in the social media industry since 2017. Since then, his mission has been to help others take control of their online presence. For some, this has been earning an income online, while for others, it's teaching how to use social networks more effectively. And each year, he continues to help millions with strategy, troubleshooting, and inspiration.